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Global Challenges - 1

Krisztina E. Lengyel Almos

on 10 October 2017

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Transcript of Population

World AIDS Map, 2010
Thank you!
"Globalization should be sustainable, equitative and democratic."
-J. Stiglitz, 2002
Demographic Transition
: A process induced by
economic development
- growing wealth per capita - results in:
death rates
, and later,
: lowering
birth rates.
Weight of each continent by population
The Economist, November 2010
Infant Mortality Rate:
% of babies dying in the 1st year of life
Two policy extremes:
1) China´s
(strict restriction on
family planning

2) pro-natalists
more babies:
more productive labor force & soldiers:
nationalist tendency
(a reflection of the nation´s overall health conditions)
World infant mortality rates in 2008
Source: Wall Street journal, 2011.
World Diabetes Map, 2013
Goldstein, Joshua S. and Pevehouse, Jon C., International Relations, Chapter 11: Population & Environment, 9th / ed., Longman, Person, Courier Corporation -Kendallville, 2010
Stiglitz, Joseph E., Globalization and Its Discontents, New York: W.W. Norton. 2002
Key Sources:
Population & Distribution
The Marriage Crisis in
India & China
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